temporarily living on the uws - iso specialty food shopping
I'm temporarily living on the UWS (for the next 3 weeks) and I'm looking for places to pick up a treat, great veggies, a loaf of bread - really any type of food shopping. I don't need any restaurant recs. Any sort of bakery, grocery store, specialty shop etc. that you can recommend would be much appreciated.
So far I've hit up (or know about):
Grom ice cream
Silver Moon Bakery
97th St. Greenmarket
Anything I'm missing?
Abosolute Bagel, Grandaisy. While I haven't been to Barney Greengrass, from what I've read, it's worth a try.
You've made good progress. Just two to add (in addition to Absolute and Barney):
Bruno Ravioli (good cannoli, in addition to ravioli)
JAS Mart at 110 and Broadway if you want some Japanese grocery, snacks, rice balls, Asian style white bread sandwiches with the "rinds" cut off, or the real soy milk that's thick and creamy (not the "Silk" variety), i forget the brand name but they are mostly white(and maybe some red?) on the packaging, about the size and shape if the Ito-En unsweetened ice tea bottles.
yes Westside Market is underated. produce there can be better and cheaper than at Fairway but Fairway is more consistent. (I live around the corner and do a lot of comparison shopping at both places and Citarella, where the produce tends to be even better but way more expensive.) best bet at Westside is the bread bins, they import Portuguese rolls from NY that are the bomb.